Carolyn Crimi received her MFA in Writing for Children from Vermont College in 2000. Her publishing credits include Outside, Inside (Simon & Schuster, 1995), Don't Need Friends (Random House, 1999),Tessa's Tip- Tapping Toes (Orchard Books, 2002), Get Busy, Beaver! (Orchard Books, 2004) Boris and Bella (Harcourt, 2004), Henry and the Buccaneer Bunnies (Candlewick, 2005),The Louds Move In (Marshall Cavendish, 2006), Where’s My Mummy? (Candlewick, 2008) Henry and the Crazed Chicken Pirates (Candlewick, 2009) Principal Fred Won’t Go To Bed! (Marshall Cavendish, 2010), Dear Tabby (Harpercollins, 2011), Rock and Roll Mole (Dial, 2011), and Pugs in a Bug (Dial 2012). In 2012 she received The Prairie State Award for her body of work. Her books have garnered over twenty state awards and award nominations, including The Kentucky Bluegrass Award, The Arkansas Diamond Primary Award and Chicago Public Library’s Best of the Best. When she’s not writing, Carolyn enjoys giving Author Talks to elementary schools all over the country. Her website, www.carolyncrimi.com, gives more details about her books and her background.